September 16, 2019 Subject:
My 200th show
This was a super fun show & THANKS again Charlie as this source sounds sublime. This was my 200th Grateful Dead show so it to GS loud & true in my old memory for sure. Besides Jenny being upset that we'd miss our ight back to Detroit; it wasn't my fault that they took their time hitting g stage & this night just felt like a party for the band. Spence Davis sits in to end set k e with nice versions of "How Long Blues" then "Gimme Some Loving" of course to close. Then set two has, unannounced Bob Dylan. They open set two "normally"enough with "Aiko-Aiko" then & I swear Bobby says something to Dylan & goes into the rare electric "Monkey and the Engineer" after that it's an imp SIPER FUN set two. Jerry plays an "Alabama Getaway" & "Dire Wolf" Bobby adds one of two second set "Cassidys" in my era (82-94) the other being the "Cassidy">"UJB">"Cassidy" from Cal Expo 5/27/93. Incidentally & he's off topic that 1993 Cal Expo run that May was the last best Dead run. All three of those shows were awesome for any year but especially in 1993 . .. Anyways back to my review. Besides "Cassidy" Bobby also played a pre drums, I to drums "Stuck Inside A Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" Charlie Phil comes thru do very nicely on this DB. His work on Cassidy is one of the reasons I'm a Deadhead. I'm sure many ? some ? will disagree but I LOVED It when they played typical set one tuned in the second set., Or set two times in set one. Fo this show it was taken to the extreme pre drums &I loved it. One thing I dug about what Furthur did was how they mixed up the repitore. I love Jerry of course but I think as creative as he was as they were they got a bit stale with song placement. Buckett >Sugsree opener for example. So anyway this set list was a nice treat having Dylan sitting in all of set two, Spencer Davis closing set one and the drummers from Japan I think as I mentioned the show had a definite CELEBRATION, all Dead shows did I know, but this was seemed special for the band themselves. It was special for me too since it was my 200th show. I meant to celebrate my 365th show but things starting getting foggy sometime after 1990 . . . Still I FULLY enjoyed this one and I say again THANKS Charlie for this beautiful version where I can hear the soundstage as if the boys were right in front of me.The show was gonna be memorable for me regardless cause of what the night, the show was for me I was just blessed that The Dead ended up playing s memorable show in many ways that night.